Sandfly Creek Reserve is an important place – both for people and for birds. This well-loved recreational area also has international significance as a haven for migratory waders.
After journeys of thousands of kilometres from as far as Siberia, they fly in to roost and feed during the northern hemisphere winter.
Encompassing mangroves, coastal scrub and remnants of gum-tree woodland, the area has high conservation value in a prime location near the mouth of Mackay’s Pioneer River.
It has been encroached on by housing and industry, and the local council wants to strike a balance between human use, the need to avoid disturbing the visiting bird population, and the aim of improving biodiversity in general.
Monitoring Organisation Conservation Volunteers Australia
Name Skye Salisbury-Briggs
Phone 07 4951 0933
Position in organisation Volunteer Engagement Officer
Activity Type land management (e.g. revegetation, pest and weed management)
Activity location Pioneer catchment
Frequency of monitoring
Monitoring Start Date 02/02/201710/07/2017
Location of monitoring data
Date quality / confidence
Collaborators Mackay Regional Council
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